QSA (1) RoL (138747 P.O. 2. Cl. E. B. Horner. H.M.S. Terrible.), officially engraved in sloping capitals.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli Benjamin Horner, R.N., is confirmed on the medal roll as having served aboard H.M.S. Terrible as part of the Naval Brigade at the Relief of Ladysmith. The roll also notes that he died in February 1900 of Enteric Fever, at Frere. He appears on the Witu Expedition aboard HMS Boadicea some years earlier, being entitled to an East and West Africa Medal with clasp ‘Witu 1890’.
A particularly nice medal, interestingly, Joseph Pescod was certainly a South African veteran, having already served as part of the garrison between the 18th of May 1897 until the 3rd of March the following year ,prior to his transfer to the reserve.
djb wrote: Anderson and Garland sold this single clasp QSA to the RDF this morning for a hammer price of £220. Private Pescod was slightly wounded at Colenso.
Pictures courtesy of Anderson and Garland.
QSA (1) Relief of Ladysmith (704 Private J. Pescod, Royal Dublin Fusiliers)